Firstly I’d like to pass on my congratulations to Rob (Sti Pretender) on becoming the new club Chairman. I also like to offer my congratulations to Glyn and Dale for taking the role of Membership Secretary, amongst others!!! Commiserations to Kim who I’m sure is very disappointed not to be taking the club on as Chairperson.
I am not going to sit here and pretend I’m happy about the way the club has gone about things!! To start with, putting it politely, I am really hacked off that the role of Membership Secretary has been seemingly pulled from under my feet. Unlike the Chairman who wanted to stand down along with the Treasurer, and Club Secretary, Event co-ordinator, Regional organiser co-ordinator etc, I was happy to continue in my role as I have done for the last 6 years!! As I have said before, not content with just having one role each on the committee, Glyn and Dale have managed to secure 3, that of Membership secretary, Club secretary and Regional organiser co-ordinator. How this is a fair system when it comes to club decisions is beyond me! Do they vote 3 times for things or 3 times each or maybe only twice? Maybe it should be only once as they have been considered as one person for the vote against me despite me being told at the beginning that the vote would be split 3 ways and they would need to secure more than 66% to win. Sadly this was not spelt out in the voting and now closed, they have just claimed the victory and even changed the membership forum to show their names as opposed to mine, it’s a shame that, at the point of writing this, they haven’t even been online yet since taking over!!! Quite how the hell they can answer any questions when they don’t even know what the role involves!! I guess that was just to smack me in the face and say “Stuff you Kaz, We won!!” A tactful changeover, or should that be takeover, would have been a little more diplomatic but I guess that’s not your way!!!
Call it sour grapes if you like, yes you’re right it is but as I said I’m not going to hide the fact that I’m unhappy about the way things have been conducted and the fact that the majority of the major roles are now held north of the border by fewer people!! Maybe you should rename the club “Scottish Impreza Drivers Club”
As a national club we attended an enormous amount of shows, sadly I feel that major events like Japfest, Rallyday, etc will go by the wayside in favour of northern shows and southern events will no longer be attended by the SIDC. I suspect our new committee members are unlikely to be seen driving all the way down from Scotland to attend! Tell me if I’m wrong!!
Anyway, I would like to thank all of the 43% of voters that chose me to continue in the role. I am extremely grateful for your support and kind words. Sadly I am no longer your Membership Secretary and will have no further roll to play in any future of the SIDC. I have no axe to grind with Glyn or Dale, I’m sure they’ll do a great job despite I think underestimating the amount of work involved!!
I’m sure plenty of you will have much to say about this post but to be quite frank, I couldn’t care less. I am disgusted in the manner with which this takeover has been organised. Some will say that it was a democratic decision, mmm 2 against 1, I’d hardly call that democratic!! Sour grapes, yep, plenty!!
The whole thing stinks!
Just to make you aware, there is a Transit load of items that need picking up from Cornwall, quickly!!!!
Best wishes to you all,
Your ex-membership secretary